Firenze Passeggiando per la città5


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Florence is the capital city of the region of Tuscany and its rich historical, artistic and cultural heritage make it one of the main tourist destinations in Italy and Europe.

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  2. 2. Florence is the capital city of theregion of Tuscany and its richhistorical, artistic and culturalheritage make it one of the maintourist destinations in Italy andEurope.Founded in the first century the Romans, Florence hasbeen through many prosperousand dark periods. The cityexperienced the battles betweenthe Guelphs and Ghibellines, itwas a Commune and then a"Signoria" under the Mediciduring the Renaissance. It waspart of the Grand Duchy ofTuscany first with the Medici andthen under the Lorraines duringthe 18thcentury, up until itbecame a part of the Kingdom ofItaly in 1861. Cimabue, DanteAlighieri, Giotto, Brunelleschi,Donatello, Botticelli andMichelangelo are just a few ofthe famous Tuscan artists whocontributed to making Florencesuch a beautiful and importantcity in the world
  3. 3. OltrarnoPiazza deMozzi
  4. 4. OltrarnoPiazza de MozziPalazzo Torrigiani
  5. 5. Oltrarno-PiazzadeMozzi–PalazzoMozziBardiniOltrarno-PiazzadeMozzi-PalazzoTorrigiani
  6. 6. Stefano Bardini (1836–1922) was an Italianconnoisseur and art dealerin Florence. Working as arestorer many well-knownworks of Renaissance artbear a Bardini provenience.His bequest to the city ofFlorence resulted in theopening of the MuseoBardini in 1923; theGiardino Bardini acrossfrom it is also his legacy
  7. 7. Oltrarno - Piazza de Mozzi - Il Giardino Bardini
  8. 8. Campanile di Santa Croce
  9. 9. The Giardino Bardini,an Italian Renaissancegarden, opened onlyrecently to the public, itis relatively little-known. The gardenboasts many statuesand panoramic viewsover the city. Wildlife inthe garden includesrock pigeons,blackbirds andwoodpigeons. Accessis gained via the Viade Bardi, just over theroad from the MuseoBardini in the Oltrarnodistrict of the city,although the gardensexit onto the Costa diSan Giorgio, ontowhich the Forte diBelevedere and theGiardino di Boboliconnect in turn.Panoramic view over Florence from the Bardini Garden
  10. 10. Campanile di Santa Croce and Biblioteca NazionaleCentrale, Piazza dei Cavalleggeri
  11. 11. Palazzo Serristori is one of the most beautiful examples of Florentine aristocratic architecture, immersed in a context of rarebeauty between aristocratic palaces and the church of St. Niccolò, in a unique strategic position overlooking Arno.The complex belonged for centuries to Serristori family, one of the most powerful and illustrious families of the city.
  12. 12. The oldest sources on the construction of the building date back to 1520-22 when Lorenzo Serristori commissioned a residence ina zone near the fulling mills in the area of San Niccolò in Oltrarno. Despite many changes, the palace kept its sixteenth centurystructure until the nineteenth century, when it was radically changed by Alfredo and Umberto Serristori, two of the last heirs of thefamily.
  13. 13. The opening in 1873 ofLungarno Serristori, in theplaces where a wing of thepalace stood, led to radicalchanges to the building.The architect MarianoFalciani was entrusted withthe project and designedthe new facade on the riverbank and the prospect ofPiazza Demidoff.
  14. 14. Palazzo Serristori has been an animated center of social life and culture throughout the nineteenth century until almostthe present day.Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleons brother and King of Spain, Demidoff family, Gabriele DAnnunzio, Richard Wagner areamong the many distinguished guests who have stayed in the palace.
  15. 15. Piazza Demidoff is one ofthe small squares ofOltrarno; it is characterizedby the garden and by themonument to prince NikolajDemidoff.
  16. 16. Luca e Andrea della Robbia - Stemma di Jacopo Pazzi, 1460-1465. Palazzo SerristoriUntil 19th Century at the place of this square onthe side of palazzo Serristori (16th Century)were an open space and some ancient millsdrawing water from the river, but Florencebecame temporary capital of Italy the Lungarnobetween Bridge alle Grazie and Piazza Poggiwas built, and the open place was transformedin a more elegant square.This new square was dedicated to the Russiannoble Nikolaj Demidoff, who had beenambassador in Florence in the years 1820-1828and lived in palazzo Serristori: during that yearsDemidoff was a great benefactor for the city andfinanced several school and assistanceinstitutes.
  17. 17. In 1870 theheirs ofDemidoffdonated to theCity of Florencethe marblemonument (awork byLorenzoBartolini)portrayingNikolaj asbenefactor,with childrenand allegoricalfigures of thevirtues aroundhim.
  18. 18. The cast iron andglass covering wasadded in 1911, whenthe sculpture provedto have beendamaged by weatherinclemency.For a long time themonument remainedalmost completelyabandoned, until itwas restored in1982.
  19. 19. PalmierWashingtoniaPiazzaDemidoffLorenzoBartoliniMonumenttoNicolaDemidoff
  20. 20. Firenze, su Lungarno TorrigianiPalazzo Serristori
  21. 21. La Porta San Miniato fa parte dellacerchia di mura di Firenze
  22. 22. Porta San Miniato
  23. 23. Via di Belvedere
  24. 24. The Lunette in glazed terracotta showing Santa Lucia between two angels, a work ascribed to Benedetto Buglioni(1461-1521), from the workshop of the Della Robbia.
  25. 25. Santa Lucia dei Magnoli issmall and very old churchflanked by the palaces ofVia de Bardi.It suffered severe damagefrom repeated landslidesfrom Costa San Giorgio,and was also known asSanta Lucia delle Rovinate
  26. 26. Following a tradition, Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Domenico met in1211 in the hospital that was located at the side of the church
  27. 27. Lost artSanta Lucia altarpiece of c.1445 by DomenicoVeneziano, one of only two signed works by himto survive. The main panel Virgin and Child withSaints is now in the Uffizi, predella panels inBerlin, Washington DC and (The Annunciationand A miracle of St Zenobius) the Fitzwilliam,Cambridge UK
  28. 28. Via Bardi, Oltrarno
  29. 29. Giuliano Vangi (born1931) is an Italiansculptor. He received in2002, the PraemiumImperiale prize, categorysculpture, considered theNobel Prize of Arts.Vangi was born inBarberino di Mugello andstudied in the IstitutodArte and Accademia diBelle Arti at Florence. In1959 he moved to Brazil,where he producedabstract works usingmaterials such as crystal,iron and steel. In 1962he returned to Italy, firstin Varese and then inPesaro. Later he becamea member of theAccademia delle Arti delDisegno in Florence, theAccademia di San Lucain Rome, and exhibitedhis work in numerousplaces in Italy.Giuliano Vangi - San Giovanni Battista (Firenze, 1996)
  30. 30. Sound: Andrea Bocelli & Angela Gheorghiu - Musica proibita (Martino Stanislao Luigi Gastaldon)Text: InternetPictures: Daniela Iacob & InternetCopyright: All the images belong to their authorsPresentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş